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23 Aug 2011   #1

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windows operating system support????

hey sorry if it is in the wrong place but earlier today (arround 9am) my mum got a call from 'windows operating system support' im guessing it was bullshit cos of the japanese person on the end barely able to speak english.

just wandering if anyone else has had this scam yet and to let you guys know about it

(im in the UK btw)


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23 Aug 2011   #2

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Thank you for the heads up!

The only way Microsoft would contact you is if you contacted them first, and then there are protocols:
FAQ: Will Microsoft® (or Microsoft® Support) ever call me?- Microsoft Answers

Some recent results:
Windows 7 Forums - Search Results for phone call phishing scams
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23 Aug 2011   #3

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tell them you use linux and dont use windows. ,this confuses them.
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23 Aug 2011   #4

ultimate X32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
tell them you use linux and dont use windows. ,this confuses them.
HAHA sounds like an idea if they call back
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23 Aug 2011   #5

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This could be a script you could work off of. Just had my first PC scam phonecall :D
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23 Aug 2011   #6

ultimate X32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
This could be a script you could work off of. Just had my first PC scam phonecall :D
i saw that LOOL
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23 Aug 2011   #7

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Not sure how young your mum is, mine's 86, and one needs to impress upon them the dangers out there.

The smallest thing can cause a slip. For them, and us too.
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23 Aug 2011   #8

ultimate X32
 
 

she is in her 40s
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23 Aug 2011   #9

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It sounds like you and your mum have a good relationship.

"Family takes care of family"
(Anak - August 15, 1951 - ...... ... .... )
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23 Aug 2011   #10

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It appears to be a pretty frequent scam. I myself have had two calls, both of which ended up with the caller slamming the phone down on me! I guess they was not impressed with my questions. My wife also had one while I was at work a couple of days back and 2 other family members have contacted me to say that they had had similar calls too. Seems to be a bit of a hot spot for them here.

I'm glad you had the knowledge to realise it was an attempted scam. It makes my blood boil to think that they are conning innocent unaware people in this way.
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